According to Radio Free Asia, two residents of Beijing and Puyang, Henan Province, who just received their third dose of the vaccine, recently went to the hospital to test for antibodies to the new coronavirus, and the test reports showed that both of them were negative, meaning they had no antibodies.
Xiang Wei, a commentator familiar with the pandemic, told the media that the effects of China’s domestically made Sinovac vaccines have long been questioned.
Xiang said, “Sinovac vaccines really do not work, it’s basically a psychological placebo… People still detect no antibodies after the shots when they get tested.”
Xiang added that people also experience myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, after inoculation, and blood clots.
The highly transmissive Omicron strain is currently spreading through the Hong Kong community at a rate of over 100 confirmed cases per day.
Ms. Wong, a resident who had not received China’s Sinovac doses, said, “I heard that two doses of the Sinovac vaccines provide no protection against Omicron. So now experts are instructing us to get a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine. You may gain 67.5% protection if you take Pfizer.”
Chen Gang, a current affairs commentator who follows the COVID-19 pandemic, said that the development for the vaccines was rushed. At the time the pathogen had not yet been identified, but vaccines had been mass-produced and put into use.
Chen said, “And from the past domestic vaccines as a whole, there are a lot of problems. In addition to fake vaccines and quality issues, the true effect has not been reflected. And now in the face of new variants, more people are questioning the vaccines’ effectiveness.”
Last March, the Chinese authorities, in an investigation supported by Interpol, which is short for the International Criminal Police Organization, seized more than 3,000 counterfeit Covid-19 vaccines at a warehouse in South Africa. Three of those arrested were Chinese nationals.
Meanwhile, Shandong Liaocheng City Center for Disease Control and Prevention on January 20th also called for volunteers for a second clinical trial of China’s domestically made COVID-19 vaccines. Each participant was promised a payment of 10,000 yuan, or 1,581 USD for their contribution.
Scholar Wei Xiang said that the research institute needed to make adjustments to the vaccine because many people developed greater side effects after receiving the shots.
Wei said, “Volunteers were recruited because there are so many side effects from the vaccine now. For some people, this 10,000 yuan can be sent back to their hometown, and their life may not be preserved or their health will be destroyed.”
According to the latest notification from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as of January 22nd, 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government have reported more than 2,964 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines administered.
Based on a population of 1.4 billion, the figure indicates that almost every Chinese person has been vaccinated.